It has been decided that the third annual Passive Voice Day will be observed on April 26, 2013. Though previous years were observed April 27, it is thought that more participants can be found if Passive Voice Day is observed on a week day.

Passive Voice Day is observed by people around the world. The absurdity of the English language being tortured is enjoyed by these people. For one day, the passive voice is used exclusively in tweets, blogs, and casual conversation.

The hashtag #passivevoiceday should be used on Twitter and other social media, so that your passive voice sentences can be enjoyed by others.

Is it not known how the passive voice is used? Is a refresher needed? The information provided by Grammar Girl should be read.

It has again been decided that April 27th will be passive voice day. Fun will be had by everybody as the passive voice is used for tweets, blogs, and casual conversation. The active voice will be frowned upon. The hashtag #passivevoiceday should be used when passive voice is used in social media, so the fun can be shared by all.

Why is this being done? Simple. It’s considered fun. No point is being made. It’s just enjoyed when things are taken to an absurd extreme.

It is hoped we will be joined by you, and that the word will be spread to everybody known.

Passive Voice Day

2011-04-26

It has been decided that tomorrow, April 27, is Passive Voice Day. (It might be asked, “It has been decided by whom?” Exactly.) Passive voice should be written and spoken in by everybody. For one day only, active voice will be frowned upon. It might be considered silly by you, but it will be found to be fun by many.

The #passivevoiceday hashtag should not be forgotten when tweets are written, although it is doubted that passive voice sentences will be able to be fit into 140 characters.